Hosted by Project Equity

Recorded on June 18, 2019

Explore how employee ownership can be an ideal exit strategy.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

    • Sell your company to your employees
    • Exit financially and ensure continued impact in your community
    • Preserve jobs and provide new ownership opportunities for employees

Kirk Vartan, founder of A Slice of New York, discusses why employee ownership was the right choice for him. By turning his business into a coop, Kirk generated wealth for himself through the sale of his company while creating wealth for his employees. A Slice of New York is a prime example of how to transition a successful business to employee ownership efficiently and cost-effectively.

Panelist:

Kirk Vartan, Founder, A Slice of New York

Kirk Vartan is a native New Yorker, NBC technologist, former hi-tech professional, community activist, and small business founder of two successful pizza shops, A Slice of New York, in San Jose/Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. In July 2017, with the help of Project Equity, A Slice of New York became the first retail worker cooperative in the South Bay. Kirk continues to promote the cooperative message to local cities and businesses.

Moderator:

Donna Sky, Business Development Manager, Project Equity

Donna is a long time social entrepreneur and San Francisco business owner. She is the founder of Love & Hummus Co., a mission-driven food startup she operated starting in 2009 and grew from inception into a national brand.  Donna’s work with Project Equity is led by her expertise as a business owner, her passion for using business as a force for good, developing a more inclusive economy and the creation of more employee-owned businesses.

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